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Cradle Of Filth Detail New Album “Existence Is Futile”, Debut “Crawling King Chaos” Video


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Cradle Of Filth have launched “Crawling King Chaos” as the first single from their new album “Existence Is Futile“. An October 22nd release date has been set for that 13th studio opus from the group. It was recorded at Grindstone Studios in Suffolk, UK with Scott Atkins (Devilment, Vader).

The band’s frontman Dani Filth said of the record:

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“The album is about existentialism, existential dread and fear of the unknown. The concept wasn’t created by the pandemic. We’d written it long before that began, but the pandemic is the tip of the cotton-bud as far as the way the world is headed, you know? I guess the title, ‘Existence Is Futile,’ does sound a little morbid.

But again, it’s more about recognizing that truth and saying that everything is permitted because nothing really matters, which mimics the occultist Aleister Crowley’s maxim. We all know we’re going to die, so we might as well indulge life while we possess it. The final track on the album – ‘Us, Dark, Invincible‘ – really drives that point home. Also, the artwork for this record was created by the Latvian visionary Arthur Berzinsh, who also dressed the last two albums, and that reeks of the exceedingly beautiful yet apocalyptic too.”

Notably actor Doug Bradley of ‘Hellraiser‘, etc. fame guests on the song “Suffer Our Dominion” as well as the bonus track “Sisters Of The Mist“. The latter track is a conclusion to the “Her Ghost In The Fog” trilogy.

Existence Is Futile” marks the band’s first album with their keyboardist/vocalist Anabelle Iratni (Devilment/Veile), who officially replaced Lindsay Schoolcraft in the group earlier this year. Below you can find a music video for “Crawling King Chaos” directed by Vicente Cordero. Pre-orders for the record can be found here.

Existence Is Futile” track listing:

01 – “The Fate Of The World On Our Shoulders
02 – “Existential Terror
03 – “Necromantic Fantasies
04 – “Crawling King Chaos
05 – “Here Comes A Candle… (Infernal Lullaby)
06 – “Black Smoke Curling From The Lips Of War
07 – “Discourse Between A Man And His Soul
08 – “The Dying Of The Embers
09 – “Ashen Mortality
10 – “How Many Tears To Nurture A Rose?
11 – “Suffer Our Dominion
12 – “Us, Dark, Invincible
13 – “Sisters Of The Mist” (bonus track)
14 – “Unleash The Hellion” (bonus track)

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